Posts by SonicCube

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  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Located in Switzerland
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SonicCube says

I allways use referal links if i post a AJ link somewhere on the www. This generates around 800clicks each month and i earned a total of around $1200 from these. Not big money, but if you post links anyway, why not using referal links !

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  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Located in Switzerland
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SonicCube says

Good old book printed on paper and well worth a read !

The Manual, The: How to Have a Number One Hit the Easy Way http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1899858652/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_awdl_nRKFtb06R6NNZ via @amazon

1145 posts
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Located in Switzerland
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SonicCube says

curious if any of you guys invest time in calling or emailing to post houses, tv stations corporations, etc. to promote your business. i know first hand that the big boy libraries do this and it no doubt generates sales.

If you do this, don’t send links from your AJ profile. Offer your freelance work instead and send 2-3 of your very best tracks as example / demo.

1145 posts
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Located in Switzerland
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SonicCube says

sometimes we might forget that Envato is not that new Maketplace anymore that needs to make compromises to get as many good authors / composers as possible for their market. Nowadays they clearly try to make it as simple as possible for them regarding what is allowed and what not.

Exclusice to AJ is like when you’ve benn signe exclusively to a record label in the past … you simply sold your soul :)

I agree with the fact, that selling the same music here and on iTunes might confuse your customers and lead them to buy it for 90cents on iTunes instead paying $15 on AJ. But other things have just become crazy and unfair for authors imo, like that we can’t even use our own music on our personal website or wherever to sell it to our existing and local customers outside of AJ. I don’t accept that as “comeptitive” amrket when i sell my own work to some business here in my neighbourhood. I would be stupid to send them to AJ or any other Ryoalty Free Audio marketplace and show them all MY “competitors”.

Don’t get me wrong, Envato is a great marketplace to earn some money for Authors, but from time to time we all should ask our self some questions regarding the system and rules. Unfortunately that does not mean we can change it in any way …. Envato can make the rules as ever they like, there is no law, no control mechanism, nothing.

Once more i sure earn some bad reputations for telling my thoughts about the situation and power of Envato. But it’s freedom of speech after all :)

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SonicCube says

Thanks Guys

Just sent him a message about that.

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SonicCube says
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR5ABtc2oC4

Tried to find it with Soundizer to contact the author directly, but it did not give any search results. So, if anybody knows who’s track this is, please inform the Author about the Video (he will know why).

Thanks for your help.

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SonicCube says

Ok, no problem. How to write in support? Send me link please. Thanks.

The link is under “Help” on the site’s top menu bar !

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SonicCube says

Great! If I have uploaded it previously and my track is already selling in this category, does it count? Or do I need to re-upload this track again?

I’d say you need to upload a “new” track, old ones do not count and re-upload into the same account is not allowed ;)

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SonicCube says

Hello Amris

i’ve had a similar question recently but for Audiofiles. While other non-exclusive Authors opinion was, that it’s not O.K., we never received a official statement from Envato. Envato’s point is quite clear, they don’t want you as exclusive author to sell “similar” items elsewhere and they won’t do you a “favour” and say that it’s ok if you alter the file.

But from a legal and fair point of view, i would say that if you for example have a common / generic object like a soda can and you change the label and backgrounds and keep only the can itself, it is not a problem. A soda can is a soda can and looks the same all over the world (most of them). I for example invest another 5-10 hours to re-work my items and i don’t see why i should not be able to sell this different product elsewhere.

If i sell a T-Shirt with a Car on it in store A, why should i not be able to sell the T-Shirt in store B with a Plane on it ?

Sure, Envato makes the rules and if they want to punish you for doing so, they simply can. So i’d say it’s up to you what you want to do i guess .

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  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
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SonicCube says

Hello

i live in the northern part of Switzerland, but i do know Lausanne as well. It’s a “student city” and you will find a lot of options for more or less cheap food and living in a student community (if you want to). Otherwise it’s as some others already explained a very expensive country.

Many people from abroad think, everyone in Switzerland is rich, that might be so if compared to the income somewhere else. But if you check the prices here, you will need a good job to feel rich in Switzerland :) For artists and people with not so good jobs, it can be quite a hard place to live (money wise only for sure).

Anyway, i wish you a goos stay and feel free to contact me for any questions you might have, i’m happy to help.

Daniel

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